Enquiries – whether and how to make them

Every ceremony begins with an email enquiry.

If you would like me to conduct a Humanist ceremony for you please first ask yourself the following:

  1. Do we want a Humanist/secular/non-religious ceremony?
  2. Is your ceremony going to be in Meath or in a county bordering Meath? (i.e., Meath, Dublin, Kildare, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth; also north Wicklow)
  3. Are you willing to make your enquiry about a wedding or naming ceremony BY EMAIL only, (obviously, in the case of a funeral, feel free to ring me)
  4. Will you please state in the subject line: 
    • the date of your ceremony and
    • the name and full address of your venue
      • Here is why I cannot take initial enquiries by telephone:
      • Some of the people before you in the email queue might be enquiring about the same date as you. It doesn’t mean that they will take the date but it’s only fair that their enquiries are dealt with first
      • There may already be other enquiries for your ceremony date, the status of each of which I’d need to check before I could determine my availability so I couldn’t tell you anyway over the phone
  5. Do you accept that it could sometimes take some time for me to respond?

      • Here is why it can sometimes take a while before I can respond:
      • I may be conducting a ceremony, or consecutive ceremonies over successive days, travelling to and from ceremonies, studying ceremony drafts or reviewing and editing the final scripts for ceremonies, managing lots of emails, attending to essential administration and bookkeeping, preparing for and conducting Writing and Editorial meetings.

If you answered yes to each of these five questions, I’d welcome your enquiry by email only please to: Joe.Celebrant AT gmail.com